Author: seb

  • Hello Book Lover!

    We have adopted a new service that we felt fits well into our SFBA community: BookWyrm – An activity-pub powered book review/management open source software. Join the SFBA Book Club at https://sfba.club ! Setting up this new service was a fun project that filled empty time during our holiday break and it worked out great.…

  • Transparency Report (Q3 2023)

    This report covers the San Francisco Bay regional Mastodon instance sfba.social, with general statistics, financial details including income (donations) and expenses (hosting costs), moderation efforts, and changes made and being considered. General Statistics As of the end of September 2023 we tallied roughly 38,500 friends on sfba.social. This is an increase of about 500 new…

  • Transparency Report (February 2023)

    This report covers the San Francisco Bay regional Mastodon instance sfba.social, with general statistics, financial details including income (donations) and expenses, moderation efforts, and changes made and being considered. General Statistics On February 28th, 2023, we tallied roughly 37,900 friends on sfba.social. This is an increase of about 400 new users during the month, fewer…

  • Transparency Report (January 2023)

    This report covers the San Francisco Bay regional Mastodon instance sfba.social, with general statistics, financial details including income (donations) and expenses (hosting costs), moderation efforts, and changes made and being considered. General Statistics On January 31st, 2023 we tallied roughly 37,500 friends on sfba.social. This is an increase of about 750 new users during the month, quite…

  • Transparency Report (December 2022)

    This report covers the San Francisco Bay regional Mastodon instance sfba.social, with general statistics, financial details including income (donations) and expenses (hosting costs), moderation efforts, and changes made and being considered. General Statistics On December 31, we tallied roughly 36,750 friends on sfba.social. This is an increase of about 5,000 users during the month. From…

  • 2022 Year-End Update

    2022 is coming to an end, so let’s reflect on it from an SFBA perspective. Most of you probably don’t know that our sfba.social instance was created in December 2019. However, what we experienced in 2022 can only be described as “phenomenal”, “astounding”, “assuring”, “inspiring”, or simply “AWESOME”. We grew from roughly 1500 friends at…

  • Regional Instances, Federation, and Scalability

    SFBA.social has been very successful in the last couple of months, which has a lot to do with our awesome team of volunteers. We are not only keeping the systems up and running and scale them to satisfy the demand, but we also care about the culture, safety, and general enjoy-ability of our town square.…

  • Transparency Report (November 2022)

    This report covers the San Francisco Bay regional Mastodon instance sfba.social, including general statistics, financial details including income (donations) and expenses (hosting costs), moderation efforts, and changes made and considered. It has been wonderful to welcome all of our new friends and neighbors. We have expanded our server capacity and refined our moderation process, including…